Friday A/V Club: That time NBC broadcast a radical Philip K. Dick fable to a 1950s audience
"It could create concern that it’s the real thing," officials say.
Plus: Farewell to the author whose work inspired Ross Ulbricht to create Silk Road, Trump's toy tax gets delayed until Christmas, and more....
In Comic-Cons, as in great nations, there's room for plenty more to live the dream.
When Tucker Carlson and Elizabeth Warren agree on trade, regulation, and social media, it's time to rethink a few things.
In his new book, Fall, the author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Diamond Age, looks to the digital afterlife, and beyond.
"Game of Thrones" highlights the dangers of pinning our hopes on supposedly admirable political leaders wielding vast, concentrated power. Sadly, modern Americans are almost as susceptible to that error as the misguided characters on the show.
Like Warren, I'm a fan of the Dragon Queen. But Warren overstates the character's virtues and minimizes her flaws - sometimes in ways that reveal shortcomings of Warren's own worldview.
The imminent start of the final season of Game of Thrones is a good time to consider the series' political message, and reprise some of my work on that subject. Plus, a discussion of the political economy portrayed in George R.R. Martin's recently published prequel to the series.
An anthology series about sad salesmen, space marines, super-intelligent yogurt, and the national debt
Marvel's first female-fronted superhero film is a woke superhero fantasy scared to take any risks.
A joyous, energetic Spider-Man remix shows what superhero movies can be.
The show's derivative mimickry of time-skipping ruins the tension.
The dull new movie makes for a marked contrast with the delightful new Spider-Man video game.
Shane Black's lackluster entry doesn't understand the appeal of John McTiernan's action classic.
The 70mm restoration of Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is a reminder of the ways advances in technology can help keep old formats alive.
Reading Zora Neale Hurston's study of the life of the last "black cargo" and watching Westworld
How libertarians learned to stop worrying and love The Dispossessed
The show, based on the work of Philip K. Dick, is like Black Mirror but if people were sometimes good.
Netflix sci-fi series draws comparisons to Stranger Things that do it no favors.
Weir's new book Artemis imagines life in a lunar settlement.
Friday A/V Club: Celebrate Halloween with Gerald Heard, Boris Karloff, and some killer bees.
The author of Little Brother and Walkaway on dystopia, the end of scarcity, and what's going to get him arrested
CBS show is disposable summer television at its worst.
The novelist, activist, and BoingBoing founder on cyber warfare, Uber-style reputation economics, and what he's likely to get arrested for someday.